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List of French Inventions

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A list of famous French inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient French inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of French discoveries and creations includes items the oboe, the metric system, and the hot air balloon, as well as modern French inventions like the polo shirt and the modern raincoat.

Over the years, historical inventions from France have helped move society forward, enabling humans to hunt, eat, and travel in much more efficient ways. Ancient France inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.

These inventions by French inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing. 

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  1. 1

    Gothic art

    Mid-12th century
  2. 2

    Oboe, or hautbois

    Mid-17th century
  3. 3

    First mechanical metronome

    1696
  4. 4
    18th century
  5. 5

    Clavecin électrique

    1759
  6. 6
    18th century
  7. 7

    Gambling games and card games

    1480
  8. 8

    Photolithography

    1822
  9. 9

    Daguerreotype

  10. 10
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    Coined photographie

    1834
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    Collotype process

    1856
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    Praxinoscope of Charles-Émile Reynaud

    1877
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    Cabaret by Rodolphe Salis

    1881
  14. 14

    Chronophotography

    1882
  15. 15

    Cinema

  16. 16

    Motion picture camera

  17. 17
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    Cinematograph

    1892
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    Public screening of cinematographic films

    1895
  20. 20

    Developments of the modern Piano

  21. 21
    1928
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    Clavioline, an electronic keyboard instrument

    1947
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    DivX

    1998
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    Appert canning jar

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    Natural rubber/latex

    1736

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